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." >> people power in egypt. cairo is headed for its biggest demonstration yet. liberation square in the capital. men and women, young and old, with one goal in mind. the arab world's mightiest military force stands by. other generals of the kingmakers. >> also in today's "gmt," a general election in the age of austerity. a big statue for a leader that was larger than life. good afternoon from cairo. this is a day that promises to be the most significant yet in this popular uprising. all day people have been streaming into liberation square behind me. it was almost a festive atmosphere behind me this morning. rich and poor, young and old, men and women, determined to show their opposition to the 30 year rule by hosni mubarak. >> the call for protests remains strong. the aim is to get 1 million people onto the streets of cairo. with the army promising not to move against the demonstrators, there was a renewed confidence amongst demonstrators. >> our belief is that the army will not use military force against civilians. in contrast, the interior police are trained to just torture an
. because everyone deserves a lifetime. >>> tonight here in cairo, a big change. a crackdown by street gangs. there has been violence and gunfire, an ugly turn in the struggle for control of the world's largest arab nation. our team is on the ground and in place for our coverage tonight. we'll also have the biggest story across the u.s. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good evening. once again from cairo, where today the atmosphere suddenly turned sour and toxic and is still disintegrating tonight, turning into a rock and molotov cocktail fight with open fires burning in front of the museum where 5,000 years of egyptian history is housed. it started unusually, the day did, with new groups of protesters in different clusters we hadn't seen before. it was readily apparent they were supporting hosni mubarak. it became clear later many of them were gangs of street thugs assembled for the occasion. some of them came in on horses, some of them came in on camels. and they were insurgents cutting through the lines of protesters who camped out and stake
to celebrate in cairo's tahir square, many are asking what will happen now? >> welcome to bbc news. broadcasting in the u.k. and right around the world. there are scenes of rejoicing across egypt as hundreds of thousands of people celebrate the news of their president, hosni mubarak, has resigned after 30 years in power. the vice president oscar suleiman announced on television that the military had been placed in charge of the country. prompting a devinning roar of approval from the -- deafening roar of approval from tahir square. this is the scene in that square now. it's just after 6:00 local time there. many reluctant to go home. wanting to ensure their place in history. our middle east editor jeremy bowen looks back at the last day of hosni mubarak's presidency. >> in the end, the announcement came suddenly and in tahir square they were taken by surprise. the news only took a few seconds to sink in. people who had been leaving after another long day of demonstrating turned around and pushed their way back into the square. it was uninhibited, raucous joy. >> egypt is a free cou
>>> on the broadcast tonight from cairo, egypt remains on the brink. day seven of these the brink. day seven of demonstrations gearing up for a massive march tomorrow. >>> chaos at the airport as thousands of people, a lot of them americans, scramble to get out. >>> and we'll have the latest from top u.s. officials and the people on the ground here in egypt. "nightly news" from cairo begins now. now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good evening tonight from cairo in egypt where we found a safe spot to do our broadcast tonight and cobbled together a few ways to get the pictures and sound on the air, though it may be something less than our usual broadcast quality. it's such an important story entering day seven of what may turn out to be a genuine top-to-bottom change, people's revolution, and in the process may rewrite the contemporary history of this region. each day we say it, but it's true. this enters a new stage again tomorrow, and that's because of the promised size of what they're calling the million person march in cairo. we've seen so many television
. the news comes as the sun is about to rise over cairo and protesters plan to march in the hundreds of thousands to president mubarak's palace later today. assist mass movement and it's a movement the egyptian counterforces spent all day today making sure that you weren't going to see it. there were reports throughout egypt today of journalists being assaulted, detained, and even threatened with death. cbs reporter laura logan, her crew detained by egyptian police. fox news' greg hallcot blindfolded and beaten. abc's christian amanpour, her vehicle was attacked with projectiles. the bbc's ian and his crew were stripped of equipment. and abc news's threatened that they would be beheaded. just a quick flavor of what is going on in egypt. also, ashriff khalil of the foreign policy magazine who was a guest on this show on tuesday night, attacked on the street. this is the environment in cairo. and "the new york times'" nicholas kristof said today, i worry about what it is that they're planning that they don't want us to see. what are they planning? joining me now from cairo is nbc news
. >> this is the biggest street party that cairo may have ever seen. >> after 18 days of the people's revolution, mubarak is toppled. he is gone. and the nation celebrates. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight the people of egypt have toppled their leader. that nation has just been through a titanic struggle. there's been bloodshed, hundreds of deaths and injuries and chaos. but in the end, it was 18 days of peaceful protests at the heart of this effort to push hosni mubarak out of cairo after 30 years in power. and it succeeded. while a major task lies ahead in governing a nation of 80 million people, the largest in the arab world, it was an electrifying moment when the egyptian vice president hastily announced the president was gone. cairo erupted. other governments sat up and took urgent notice. as president obama put it today, egypt will never be the same. cairo is still roiling with excitement and celebration where our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, again begins our coverage. richard, what a day and good evening. >> reporter:
." >> in cairo, mubarak refuses to step down as egypt's president, but hands defective power to his deputy. >> i have expressed plans to get out of this crisis, and also to implement and put forward a framework of agreed for a peaceful transfer of power. >> anti-mubarak protesters say this is not enough, and insist he must go without delay. president move -- president obama says this is not meaningful. >> welcome to bbc news. president mubarak of egypt has defied expectations by insisting he will not step down now, despite mass demonstrations against his rule. tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in tahrir square. it soon became clear that after 17 days of demonstrations, he was determined to stay on. the protestors expectation turned to gary. mr. mubarak said he would pass some power to his vice president, omar suleiman. >> the crowd in tahrir square grew steadily. by the time the president spoke, there were hundreds of thousands, waiting and hoping that mubarak was about to leave office. but it was not going to be that simple. >> i speak to you from the heart, as a father to my childr
knew knew. we'll go there for the latest. >> in cairo i'll bring you youl the latest in tahrir square. >> yemen's president under pressure after thousands demand an end to his 30-year rule. >> hello. welcome i'm david. thanks for joining us on what is clearly another pivotal day for equipped and turbulent day as well. we've heard from a retired egypt general suggest that if pro government supporters should attack, the army this time will reall right. yates. that's a jump from the situation witnessed in cairo yesterday. we're going to get the latest and all the developments now from tim wilcox, my colleague in cairo. over to you, tim. >> hello and welcome to bbc news live here in cairo. it's day ten of the pro tests against president hasni mubarak and today is a day of uncertainty following the clashes overnight in tahrir square. we got to bet about 1:00. i was woke energy at four o'clock where we then had two hours of sustained gunfire and shouting we could see from and hear from our hotel balcony. some balances went in to collect the badly injured and many people were treated the
>>> on the broadcast tonight, crisis in cairo. hundreds of thousands back in the main square, but does this mean there's been a change. plus the latest on that stranded american, mary thornberry. >>> sacked by snow, ice and cold. a surprising and dangerous blast of winter in america's super bowl city, just as the fans are streaming in for the game. >>> out of work and losing hope. new numbers tonight about jobs and how long a lot of americans have been out of work. >>> all systems go as gabby giffords works at rehab, her husband has made a big decision about his day job. >>> and some of what we witnessed during this extraordinary week. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening back home in new york tonight. and tonight the cairo we left behind seems very different. then, again, every day in this 11-day drama has been very different. the protesters called today the day of departure, meaning president mubarak's departure, but that was wishful thinking on their part, as he is still in place tonight. there was some violence today, b
. want going to wait hundreds and thousands of egyptians are celebrating in the streets of cairo. president mubarak's rule came to an end. the vice president broke the news. mubarak has resigned and he's handed over control to the military. it's news they hoped to hear last night. their ranks swelled again today. thousands headed to the main palace in northern cairo. army tanks and barricades didn't hold them back. in other cities, tense of thousands took to the streets chanting for mubarak to leave. on the mediterranean sea, flames engulfed a building. >> reporter: throughout the 18 days of demonstrations, they've tried to strike a balance between sieve vilety -- civility and demands. >> reporter: they've made clear, there's no going back to the way things were. >> reporter: president obama heard the news this morning and like most of us, he turned on the tv and watched in cairo. he's due to make a statement in about 90 minutes. i'm joel brown, back to you. >>> and the complete coverage continues as we look at cairo. we're back with the latest on that celebration and more. >> re
, and this is a very uncertain time. >> nbc's brian williams and richard engel are live above cairo's tahrir square. this is live, this is happening right now. ed schultz picks up this live coverage with this breaking story as we stay with it. >> live at cairo, egypt tonight, as we start our ed show. it is 5:00 in the morning in cairo. americans, can we now say that we are witnessing a full-blown revolution in the country of egypt. two pressing questions tonight. number one, can it be negotiated, can it be stopped? and also, we can only wonder if this is going to be a fight to the death. neither side seems to be willing to give in. tahrir square, we'here in the lt hour the fighting has become very intense. public desperation, utter pandemonium, violence, shootings. there is a report of another person being shot tonight. life was lost by three people earlier today. and this train is out of control now. that's how an unnamed senior u.s. official described the turmoil in egypt to nbc news earlier. heavy gunfire broke out in the heart of cairo. anti-mubarak protesters in both cairo and alexandria were
the streets of cairo demanding that hosni mubarak give up the power he's held for 30 years. mubarak named a new cabinet today and asked his new vice president to open talks with the opposition about giving them more freedom. but protest leaders met to plan the largest rally yet. they will try to put a million people on the streets tomorrow. and the army says it will not use force against them. the egyptian government puts the death toll in a week of violence at nearly 100, but reports from witnesses indicate it is higher than that. an international exodus from egypt is under way. thousands of u.s. citizens are trying to fly out and u.s. marines have two ships standing by in the red sea in case they're needed to help evacuate americans. in washington, the obama administration continues to call for a peaceful transition to democracy. we have extensive coverage tonight, including a team of correspondents in cairo. we begin with elizabeth palmer who has been covering the protests in the heart of cairo. elizabeth? >> reporter: good evening, harry. well, the protestors are still down in the squ
on the cai cairo stock exchange supposed to open on monday, we're told it will not be open on monday and we'll give notice when they resume trading on the market. and rise out of control. the finance minister saying in touch with the international monetary fund and the world bank, both of whom they say are ready to step in and help rebuild egypt's economy, but the waiting game, the stalemate goes on. >> ashley, i'm curious as to the military leaders now, urging messages to break up and that they have he' made their point and stay with less of egypt. and i understand a lot of the protesters are rightfully anxious about that, and, but where is that going? >> well, so far, it's not going anywhere and the protesters have to be stretched to their limit. they set up tents there, blankets, people bringing thm food. they'll stay for the long haul, but also in that crowd who have to get on with their life and have to get money and can't stay there constantly and i think the sense i'm getting from the egyptian government right now, neil, is they're going to ride it out. they think they can win by jus
>>> on the broadcast tonight, the crackdown in cairo. there's been new violence, but there's also been a new campaign of intimidation in egypt, cracking down on journalists. we'll update you on all of it tonight, including the 76-year-old american woman trapped in her apartment on the square and defending herself. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good evening tonight from amman, jordan, where a protest is planned for tomorrow just like in syria, just like in cairo where the violence went on again today and the situation continued to descend into chaos in that square. but we just couldn't see as much of it. we were able to get these images of the fighting there today. journalists are among those now being attacked. this started yesterday and it's getting worse. it's an effort whipped up in part by the egyptian government. quickly tonight, we have some of the numbers the state department says they have now evacuated over 2,000 americans. the toll from this violence said to be ten dead, at least 800 wounded, but we believe those are con
jobs and lower prices as well. for the latest, let's go live to our cairo correspondent. can you give us an idea of what mubarak is likely to say in a little bit of time? >> we do not know if he is speaking in the first place. the only thing we know for sure is that the supreme military council met a few hours ago. that is the highest council of the military in egypt. normally, this military who is heading this is hosni mubarak himself. we know hosni moved far it was not present, and it was a very important and very interesting thing. even his vice-president, omar suleiman, was not present in this meeting. in this meeting, they decided that this council is going to permanently meet now in the military communique number one. this is the sign that they say they meet permanently ended the get the communicate's numbers, which means others will follow, more numbers. and means that they are really going to be thinking they will be in charge. which means that probably this military council took over power now from mubarak himself. or at least the military wants to show that they make indepen
>> live at cairo, egypt tonight, as we start our ed show. it is 5:00 in the morning in cairo. americans, can we now say that we are witnessing a full-blown revolution in the country of egypt. two pressing questions tonight. number one, can it be negotiated, can it be stopped? and also, we can only wonder if this is going to be a fight to the death. neither side seems to be willing to give in. tahrir square, we're here in the last hour the fighting has become very intense. public desperation, utter pandemonium, violence, shootings. there is a report of another person being shot tonight. life was lost by three people earlier today. and this train is out of control now. that's how an unnamed senior u.s. official described the turmoil in egypt to nbc news earlier. heavy gunfire broke out in the heart of cairo. anti-mubarak protesters in both cairo and alexandria were attacked by waves of pro-government mobs today. these counterforces arrived in plain clothes. some carrying machetes, razors, stones and clubs. very primitive fighting to start with. others riding through crowds on h
>>> breaking news. it's 4:00 in egypt. these are live pictures from cairo. will today be a turning point? >> we are witnessing history unfold. it's a moment of transformation that's taking place because the people of egypt are calling for change. >> well, at noon yesterday, that's what the administration thought they were seeing. what the rest of the world expected, a resignation. and then mubarak and his vice president dug in and the white house has broken sharply with the regime. it's friday, february 11th, 2011. i'm chuck todd. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. let's get right to the rundown. we'll start with the breaking news out of egypt. nbc news confirming at this hour president mubarak has left cairo. u.s. officials believe he has, in fact, transferred power to his vice president, but they were clearly shocked along with the protesters that he did not come right out and resign last night. the latest, u.s. officials confirming and a source in the presidency confirmed to our producer in egypt that mubarak has now traveled to sharm el sheik, the resort town, wit
there was a sudden and deadly outbreak in cairo as anti-government protesters came under attack. the egyptian government confirnld on state tv overnight clashes left 536 dead and 836 wounded. richard engle filed this report late last night from cairo. >> egypt ordered a crackdown against anti-government demonstrators, but not with troops, tanks or uniformed police. instead, it sent in goon squads disguised as supporters of president mubarak. it was immediately clear, these were not demonstrators. the protesters, unarmed, were caught off guard by the surprise attack. the pro mubarak supporters rushed the protesters on horseback and with camels. the protesters fought back. the government claims it didn't send any mobs to attack protesters who want mubarak to leave the country. that doesn't seem plausible and the protesters don't believe it. the protesters seemed to have a single mission, to attack. by nightfall, they were using military tactics to seal off tahrir square. president mubarak said egyptians had to choose between chaos and civility. mubarak's choice was clear, a crackdown disguised
in cairo. we begin with elizabeth palmer who has been covering the protests in the heart of cairo. elizabeth? >> reporter: good evening, harry. well, the protestors are still down in the square behind me, you may be able to hear them. several thousand of them. they've been chanting ever since quite a dramatic speech by egypt's vice president on television a couple of hours ago who offered talks with what he called "all political forces" on constitutional change. last week, the vice president's offer might have sounded like victory to the protestors. now, for this crowd, it's just not enough. tell anyone who orders you to fire on us, no, the demonstrators chanted. we are your people. people who have found a voice and a place to call their own. liberation square has become, as one demonstrator called it, the moral heart of egypt. >> we will be here until he gets out. >> reporter: the atmosphere is a mixture of jamboree, mass picnic and religious. everyone right down to the very youngest understands the goal. "leave, mubarak." one group of lawyers is here because, says aiman gowany,
the country, in the capital and far from cairo, were a decisive factor. these were civil servants who walked out of the communications ministry. journalists from the official newspaper, for many years the regime's reliable mouthpiece, said the revolution is freedom from fear. they say the parliament came from a regular action. >> we cannot go on this way. i mean, we have to change the editorial policy. otherwise, we will fail as a newspaper. otherwise, the masses come to burn this newspaper if we continue the same way. >> state television showed president mubarak conferring with the vice president, omar suleiman. and there were glimpses of jockeying of the top. the high command issued committee no. 1. it said it would preserve the nation and the aspirations of the people. then, as word spread that the president could be going, thousands of egyptians crossed the bridge over the and i'll to -- over the nile to tahrir square. the regime was hoping that the protesters would exhaust themselves. the president's opponents have the numbers and the energy. this week, the demonstrations have been the
overlooking a full-on street battle in cairo. >> reporter: they want everyone to be painted with a negative brush, that everyone involved here are people who want chaos and dissension and that the president would then need to step in as a good leader. i took place in qatar, where, wouldn't you know it, the news network al jazeera is based. it is desperate. but this kind of thing has worked before. one of our nbc news correspondents who is right in non-violent, and they are not doing a very good job of that. the have to defend themselves. it is very difficult to win when you are kicked into a fight and then if you are drawn into a fight to try to maintain your air of being innocent and nonviolent. i do not know how you do that. >> remain non-violent in the face of attacks, that is almost humanly impossible. that is why we lionized leaders in movements that are able to get large numbers of leaders to do that, to stay with nonviolent even when they are provoked, to stay nonviolent when they are verbally assaulted, to stay non-violent as a strategy of defeating the forces that are keeping you d
nbc news confirming that hosni mubarak has left cairo, but will that calm the protesters you see here in tahrir square? i'm richard lui in for chris jansing. you can feel the tension as the world watches. protesers are calling it farewell friday, but mubarak will not step down. right now, it is the army that's backing that decision. mubarak is anding firm in the face of the protesters and for the 18th day, they appear to be growing more determined. the city growing strong as well as the protesters. could be the largest gathering at tahrir square we've seen so far. reports are coming in that the protests are spreading across the country, marching on the presidential palace. in his speech late yesterday, president hosni mubarak transferred power to his vice president, but said he will not step down. demonstrators holding up their shoes, shaking them in the air, anger and disgust while shouting mubarak should leave. they are not giving up. let's bring in jim miklaszewski, nbc news pentagon correspondent. we're hearing mubarak has left cairo. >> u.s. officials have determined he has
." >> from the egyptian capital in cairo. more gunfire in cairo. this situation is tense and volatile. today was the first day of clashes between rival groups. the army continues to stand by, not moving against either group. what role will the top security force plate? this is the scene live from the square tonight in cairo. welcome to the egyptian capital. it is 11:00 in the evening. the ninth day of rage is coming to an end. it has been a long day of growing tensions in the capital. the helicopters are still circling in the skies above cairo. in the past few hours, we have heard more gunfire on the streets of the capital that we have heard in previous nights. today was the first day of confrontation in the square, this has been the focus of peace protests by anti-government protesters calling on mubarak to go. last night, the president said he would be stepping down by the elections in september. he would stay on for now to ensure stability in this country. today was not a day for order or peace. >> passion and anger on the streets of cairo. this time from the people who want the president
>>> tonight, here in cairo, president mubarak goes on the air to say he is willing to leave, but that's not until elections in september. and for a massive angry crowd, for most of them, that's not good enough. >>> meanwhile, back in the u.s., another monster storm churning from west to east. another potential history maker. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, once again, from cairo, we mentioned at the top of the broadcast, the big big story across much of the u.s. is a big storm. here it's a continuing storm of big protests. and another day in the life of this uprising. the huge gathering in liberation square that's been promised for days, billed as the million plus person march here, and the second big event of the day happened tonight, egypt time when president hosni mubarak took to the airwaves. this whole protest has been about getting him out of office. tonight he said he intends to do that, and not stand for re-election. the problem is, he doesn't plan to do that until september, and for some of these angry demon
." -- now bbc "world news." >> this is bbc "world news." i'm in cairo where hosni mubarak says he won't stand for election in november. he is staying in power for now. there's been an angry reaction from the protesters who gathered again in tahrir square. >> we want to stay forever here. we go to our -- our places. we will stay here forever. >> the united states stays president mubarak has not gone far enough. >> welcome to bbc "world news." coming up later in the program, we look at the voice of the people from a new service from google. protests are infectious, jordan's king replaced its prime minister. hello. within the past hour, the egyptian president says he won't stand for re-election. lisa is in cairo. >> it is early in the morning in it cairo, 1:00 a.m. this is the start of what is the eighth -- the ninth day of rage. there is even greater rage. the day began with sell brages in tahrir square with protesters believing that victory was just around the corner. president mubarak was about to stand down and be pushed to heave power. but a few hours ago, president mubarak addresse
's harrowing story of her days under siege in cairo now that she's safely on american soil. >>> cut off here at home. you know about the brutal winter weather that's hit the northeast, the midwest, but did you know about the thousands left high and dry without water, without heat, because of the cold in the american southwest. >>> also here tonight, which super bowl commercial did you think had the most impact. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. human rights watch now says 297 people have been killed in the fight for control of the streets, which is really a fight for the future of egypt. while it's important for the protesters to keep up momentum, to stay angry, to hold the world's attention, today both sides appeared to be in their own stalemate. the protesters have turned the main square into a quasi- permanent community, a village, and president hosni mubarak, despite everything being said about him is still there, still in office in his job as president. we begin our coverage with nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel
, but there's chaos if he does. there has been heavy gunfire in the center of cairo as the army tries to stop a clash of pro and anti government demonstrators. egypt's new vice president says he is offering talks with the banned islamic movement, the muslim brotherhood. >> i have contacted them. i have invited them. they are hesitant to enter a dialogue. but i believe it is in their interest. >> a warm welcome to bbc world news, broadcast on pbs in america. coming up later, tens of thousands of yemenis take to the streets, demanding an end to their presidents 30-year rule. implications of the rainforest to the global climate. hello to you. in his first interview since the egyptian protests began 10 days ago, house the mubarak has said he would like to give up power now, but he fears chaos and a takeover by the muslim brotherhood if he does. speaking to abc news, he repeatedly has no intention of stepping aside until september and wants to die on egyptian soil. tens of thousands of people who want him to go now are still in central cairo. it is now after midnight. they are preparing a massive
in cairo, egypt. brian williams, "nbc nightly news" anchor, and >>> it is now 11:00 p.m. on the east coast in the united states. 6:00 a.m. in cairo. what you are looking at is a live shot of cairo. we have been live witnesses to remarkable scenes from this exclusive live shot we have right now overlooking the square and the october 6th square. the scenes of running battles tonight. we have watched pitched battles, waged on the streets of cairo between anti-government protesters and those loyal to egyptian president. the fighting has been going on all day long in egypt and appears to have escalated in a very big way in the last few hours in front of our cameras. every gun fire from automatic weapons cascading throughout the area. we have seen crowds of protesters throwing molotov cocktails at each other. we have seen people hit by them as well. in some cases we have seen protesters engaging in what appears to be hand-to-hand contact. all the while, the egyptian army, to which has remained on the sidelines have been firing warning shots into the air. it is not always possible to know exactly
and richard engle live in cairo. gentlemen, you've been watching all of this enfold. give us a sense about how this has been changing and developing over the last several hours today. >> chris, if you just tossed to us, we can only see that we're on. what i heard of what you were saying pretty much sums up what is happening. the square has been known for days as a unified district under sole control of the anti-mubarak demonstrators. that can't be stayed any more of the square today. it's now home to two camps and they are clashing the egyptian army. they've been sitting around the tanks peacefully. they have taken something of refuge in the gate at the museum, in the shot that we've been looking at. sticks, stones. we watch these pro mubarak protesters come in on horses and camels. they went past our location. and minutes later, we were able to see them meet up with and clash with the anti-mubarak demonstrators. still, if you had to do the math and the numbers in this city, the anti outnumber the pro. they swamp them, in fact. there is much reason to believe they were recruited. some have bee
>>> it is nearly 5:00 in the morning in cairo nearing the dawn of what promises to be a huge day of protests across egypt after thousands gathered to hear what they thought would be president mubarak's resignation today only to hear stind while he was handing power to his vice president mr. mubarak was not stepping down. our coverage continues on "the ed show." good evening, ed. good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" tonight i mean, right now it's 5:00 a.m. in cairo and these correspondents are out there and the protesters are still out there. we see these waves of adrenalin and energy coarse ing through these crowds, we see the crowds wax and wane with the incredible excitement. it is almost impossible to believe this is going into two and a half weeks now. i do think tomorrow will be the biggest day of protests yet, the biggest day we've seen up until this point was this tuesday and it seems like this is something that is snowballing, growing, not something which we should expect the protesters to tire. >> not to be inflammatory but i think people around the world, s
with preferred or supreme. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> we're live in cairo where it is 5:00 a.m. on the eighth day of the uprising in cairo. what this day holds nobody can tell. this may be a make or break day for the mubarak regime. they're calling it a million man march. that is scheduled to start in some four hours from now. how many people will show up? we don't know. what will happen, we simply can't tell. the mubarak regime is simply trying to make it as difficult as possible for the protesters to gather, shutting down the train service and the last isp has been shut down. we anticipate cell phone service will be cut momentarily. the egyptian military has promised not to harm protesters, as we saw today in liberation square, this situation can turn violent very, very quickly. [ chanting ] [ gunfire ] [ chanting ] [ gunfire ] [ chanting ] [ chanting ] >> from terror to triumph we still don't know what exactly occurred in that situation that caused the military troops to fire in the air. in the end the crowd was chanting the people and the military are one. take a look at
of cairo. it is now midday there. you are looking at liberation square in the heart of cairo. it's symbolic to the uprising of egyptians and everywhere else in the world. this is how it all happened. the moment before friday's announcement as we waited for a statement from vice president omar suleiman. we are at a live location in cairo. >> okay. they are making a statement. okay. all right. >> as egyptians celebrate the news of hosni mubarak's resignation. he gave the military the task of running the country. sources tell us, he's in an egyptian resort. the president is under heavy securit security. ivan watson managed to capture this historic moment in the middle of the traffic in central cairo. >> normally, we would be frustrated to be in cairo krafk. tonight, it's a party. look at the scene. people are out in their cars. they brought their families out. they are waving flags. the kids are out as well. how are you doing? >> all right. >> reporter: okay, guys. have a good night. that's the word we are hearing tonight. a true congratulations. one man said we did it. >> it's been quite a ni
for president mubarak to go. >> cairo is bracing for what's been dubbed the plarmarch and millions and other demonstrations for cities throughout the country. >> hello. i'm monita rajpal. >> i'm zain verjee. also ahead, the roads into cairo are dotted with soldiers and security checkpoints. pro-mubarak demonstrators are also planning to march to the main square. the military says they will not open fire on peaceful protesters. >>> it's not so pleasant if you have to drive, a blizzard warning in force in seven u.s. states. >>> and no amount of snow is going to stop this skier going for gold. if that slope looks extreme to you, it's because it is. we'll tell you all about it. >>> just past midday in cairo's tahrir square, the scene of what's shaping up to be an unprecedented day of protest. anti-government demonstrations in the eighth day. organizers called for a million people to get out and march hoping to provide the push that topples president mubarak. those numbers may dpebd on whether people can get there. train services are reported to be shut doan and communications are patchy. frank w
wenger. time now is 6:00. >>> hundreds of thousands of egyptians have taken over the street of cairo this morning calling today's rally the march of millions. protestors are demanding an end to the egyptian president hosni mubarak's 30-year rule. the military pledged not to fire on protest. we have just learned that jordan's royal palace says king abdullah has sacked his government in the wake of street protests. and the unrest in egypt appears to have spurred the palestinian government to take action. they have just announced they will hold local council elections as soon as possible. the palestinian authority has not held elections since 2006. >>> and the u.s. state department is working to get americans out of egypt. sharon chin is at san francisco international airport where some evacuees will arrive there today. good morning, sharon. >> reporter: good morning. we are expecting to see some of these first evacuees arrive at sfo tonight out of a flight from germany. now, today the u.s. is trying to evacuate 1400 more americans from egypt. the state department says 1200 americans ha
this report on how the situation escalated on e streets of cairo. >> as night fell on the egyptian capital wednesday, pro and anti- government protesters were still there, throwing molotov cocktails. tensions were high in the afternoon. after days of peaceful protests at cairo's tahrir square, they clashed. the situation escalated after plain clothes police officers joined the fray. some drove in on horses and camels. one person was killed in the clashes, and hundreds of people were injured. many of the wounded were treated inside makeshift clinics inside a nearby mosque. >> many people are coming here. >> the opposition is also tired of mubarak, saying he needs to go now. >> all of his promises and declarations came too late. any kind of a seasoned politician will tell you that this man has no political sense. this man is stupid. >> the president's supporters took to the street, to counter the wave of anti-government sentiment, voicing their support. some have taken sides against the demonstrators. meanwhile, the military has called for the grounds -- crowds to disperse. appearing on tele
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric reporting live from cairo. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it may be after midnight, but as you can see behind me, hundreds of diehard protesters are still milling around liberation square. it's been a bloody day here in cairo. according to the egyptian health ministry, as of now, at least three people have been killed, more than 600 injured in today's violence. all of egypt is holding its breath wondering what will happen next. it rapidly became clear president mubarak's words had only inflamed the street. his supporters flooded the square. some rode in on horses and camels brandishing weapons and hurling rocks. ibrahim kamel, general secretariat of mubarak's administration, praised the new wave the protesters and dismissed the demonstrators demanding change. >> i'm sorry to say, that these few people that are standing in the square are not egypt or the egyptians. >> couric: who are they? >> they are part of a minority that is intent on dealing with egypt and the regime, a blow that i hope will never happe
sabotage and had to shut down the pipeline. repairs will take at least a week. >>> protesters in cairo formed a human chain this morning, stopping tanks heading toward tahrir square. now, that city square has been the center of anti-mubarak protests for nearly two weeks now. the tanks stopped without a fron frontation. our cnn's ivan watson has been in cairo all day and joins us to tell us what is happening on the ground today. set the scene for us, the mood. >> reporter: well, we did have this for the first time really a confrontation, suzanne, between the military, which claims that it is a neutral player in this crisis, and the demonstrators who have held so steadfast and bled, actually, to hold on to this crucial piece of territory in the center of cairo. what we saw for the first time were dozens, scores of demonstrators lining up outside the barricades that they have erected surrounding tahrir square and forming a human chain to stop egyptian military tanks from moving in. >> were they successful, ivan? >> reporter: stopped several dozen soldiers. they were successful. and they a
protest heart in the heart of cairo, and a passionate speech by a google executive freed after more than a week in custody. also, growing fear that the protesters are entering the most dangerous phase of the crisis right now. experts are warning of a looming brutal crackdown. and fired over a facebook post. one worker takes her free speech case to the top. now a decision that could impact anyone who uses social media. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> it's day 15 of the uprising in egypt, and the largest crowd yet filling cairo's liberation square, loudly but peacefully demanding an immediate end to president hosni mubarak's 30-year rule. among those addressing the protesters, the google executive detained by egyptian authorities for more than a week. let's go straight to cairo. cnn's ivan watson is standing by live. ivan, tell us about today's massive demonstrations because the pictures were very, very impressive. >> reporter: wolf, this was enormous, and from the heights of this 26th floor you can really see the crowds in there i don't think we've ever really seen b
in egypt. we're still seeing huge, huge crowds of people in the streets of cairo. hundreds of thousands of people celebrating the end of 30 years, 30-year rule of president hosni mubarak. he's now the ex-president of egypt. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." i'm joined by cnn international anchor michael holmes who is joining us from the cnn international center. we'll get to michael in a movement first, an 18-day uprising becomes a full-fledged revolution. the egyptian army now in control of the country hours after mubarak finally gave in to the protesters' demands for him to quit. take a look at the moment when the egyptians learned that mubarak was leaving, and they declared their nation is free. hosni mubarak now believed in the egyptian resort city of sharm el sheikh on the red sea. we're told that swiss banks have now frozen the ex-president's assets and his family's assets. still a lot of questions about what's next for the egyptian people, the egyptian government and the promised elections, but as president obama put it just a little while ago, egypt, he said, will never
in the streets of cairo for more than a week. our coverage continues now with "the daily rundown" with chuck todd and savannah guthrie. >>> good morning. breaking news. reports this hour of violent clashes between protesters in egypt. will the military step in? and what is next for president mubarak? >>> plus, walking the tight rope. the administration's delicate handling of this egypt crisis. we're going to talk to someone who has been there. former secretary of state james baker joins us this morning. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, february 2nd, 2011. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. let's get to the breaking news. we've been watching these clashes in cairo and we're going to stay with it right here. tens of thousands pro and anti-government protesters now are clashing in the heart of cairo's main square one day after president mubarak said he would step down but not until september. fighting erupted about 90 minutes ago after pro mubarak protesters marched on tahrir square. protesters were throwing rocks. you saw men on horseback and camels rushing in. they appear to be mubara
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